Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Change in law could cause race to the patent office

If you're an inventor, get your racing shoes on. You're going to need to be a lot quicker to get to the U.S. patent office now than you have been in the past. Nearly every country in the world has its own patent laws for protecting inventions on...

Cutting down on legalese with software

WordRake LLC, a Seattle-based company that claims to be the creator of the first editing software for lawyers, announced earlier this month that it has entered a strategic alliance with the Washington State Bar Association.WSBA employees have a...

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Cd'A-based Macomber Law rolls out e-payment option

Clients are looking for more convenient payment methods, such as online options, to pay for legal services, says at least one Inland Northwest attorney who is taking steps to accommodate that demand. Macomber Law PLLC, of Coeur d'Alene, has with...

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Managing Partner Jane Brown steers Paine Hamblen's legal course

Jane Brown, who took over last April as managing partner for Spokane-based Paine Hamblen LLP after working more than 20 years with the firm in various roles, says she hopes it continues its track record of bringing on attorneys."It's hard to set...

Many factors go into deciding when to sell company

Much has been written about the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and its impact on average wage earners. But for business owners nearing retirement, the issues are far more complicated. Tax rates are up, the pace of mergers and acquisitions is...

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Raising the bar at the YMCA

The YMCA of the Inland Northwest relies on donations to provide community services regardless of a person's ability to pay, and because of increasing need, the nonprofit has raised its fundraising goal this year by nearly 10 percent, its top annual...

Shortage of young financial adviser talent said waning

The concern over a lack of young financial advisers that has been dominating industry news is becoming less warranted, say two men named to a list of the country's "top 40 under 40" registered investment advisers."Forbes, Cerulli Associates, W....

CFA Society dinner set for tonight

The CFA Society of Spokane, an organization of financial analysts, portfolio managers, and other investment professionals, is bringing two prominent investment strategists as keynote speakers for its 19th Annual Economic Forecast Dinner meeting at...

Going to dentist, working out, or prepping for future?

Americans who are actively planning for retirement are more likely to visit the dentist or exercise regularly this year than spend time on their investments or retirement planning, according to the findings of a retirement survey.More than eight...

Parents' good examples help guide financial literacy

A new study finds that Americans whose parents set good financial examples are more likely to be among the 62 percent of Americans who have a financial plan and feel confident in their financial future.The first results of the Psychology of this...

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